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Character Animation with Borja Montoro

Over his 30-year career as a character designer, Spanish artist Borja Montoro has worked on everything from The Lion King to Zootopia, along the way developing a method to character design which has shaped many of our favourite characters.

Mr. Montoro wowed a sold-out crowd at SPARK ANIMATION 2015, and we are pleased to announce that he will be returning to Vancouver for a day-long masterclass on character design with a focus on creation with the necessary nuance that the work may be used in other phases of animation.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most celebrated character designers working today.

Mr. Montoro's first presentation in Vancouver sold in minutes and space for this event is limited so don't delay. Tickets are now available!

When: Saturday, April 29 @ 9:30 am (doors open at 9 am)
Admission: $125 // Students with ID: $100
Pass includes GST.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St. (@ Davie)
Vancouver, Canada
Info & Passes: SparkCG.ca







Submit to SPARK ANIMATION 2017!

This year, SPARK ANIMATION 2017 runs from October 26th to 29th, and whether you're an independent filmmaker, a big studio, or a student, we want your projects!

SPARK ANIMATION is proud of the diversity of projects it receives and programs, and every effort is made to ensure a blend of traditional and CG animation. Be it a commercial or PSA, music video or experimental project, personal story or a game cinematic, we want them all!

Regular submission deadline is September 1, 2017 while the extended deadline is September 11, 2017.

For additional submission guidelines, information and to submit your project, visit our FilmFreeway festival page.

In 2016, we received nearly 800 submissions representing over 60 countries. Help us spread SPARK ANIMATION further by sharing the submission page with friends, colleagues and on social media! Don't forget to hashtag your posts #SPARK2017!







Community News

Vancouver Career Fair Announced

Designed to connect top creative talent with Vancouver's innovative studios, the annual Vancouver Career Fair for VFX, Animation and Video Games is taking place Saturday, May 6 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building).

The free event is produced by the Vancouver Economic Commission with contributing partners Visual Effects Society, Spark CG Society, and Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH.

Larger than ever, this year's event will bring together 35 exhibitors including a wider range of participants in the Education Expo so whether you're looking for a job or for information on educational programs, this event is not to be missed!

For additional information and to register for a spot, visit the event website.




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